Teaching of uncertainty analysis and risk assessment in civil engineering

Karen C. Chou*, Paul C. Hoffman, James T P Yao

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Abstract

There have been many research results related to uncertainty analysis and risk assessment during the past several decades. However, practical applications of these results remain scarce. The slow growth in interest, both in academic and among practicing engineers, in rigorous risk assessment and uncertainty analysis signals a need to reexamine our current means and practice of delivering the risk assessment education to our students. In this paper, a discussion on various techniques in teaching uncertainty analysis and its applications to engineering decision-making are presented. In addition, steps are recommended to develop a decision making framework for the environmental and infrastructure systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 3 Int Symp Uncert Model Anal Annu Conf North Amer Fuzzy Inf Process Soc
PublisherIEEE
Pages346-349
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, (ISUMA - NAFIPS'95) - College Park, MD, USA
Duration: Sep 17 1995Sep 20 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, (ISUMA - NAFIPS'95)
CityCollege Park, MD, USA
Period9/17/959/20/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chou, K. C., Hoffman, P. C., & Yao, J. T. P. (1995). Teaching of uncertainty analysis and risk assessment in civil engineering. In Proc 3 Int Symp Uncert Model Anal Annu Conf North Amer Fuzzy Inf Process Soc (pp. 346-349). IEEE.